••• The effort to create a Community Benefit Improvement District for Coast Village Road passed the first step and moved to the next one: “Today ballots were mailed to all the 115 parcel property owners in the proposed Coast Village Community Benefit Improvement District to determine whether to form the property assessment district. If a simple majority of the returned weighted ballots is received, the Coast Village CBID will be formed and enhanced services to the district will commence in 2023. Ballots are required to be submitted no later June 7, when the City Council will conduct a public hearing to open and count the submitted ballots.”
••• The word on the street is that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were the buyers of 1530 Lingate Lane in the Hedgerow, which closed last week for just over $8 million in an off-market deal. There’s no way to verify it—I guess we’ll have to wait six months to see if it comes back on as a flip.
••• Apartment 210 at 1220 Coast Village Road ($1.995 million) has a lot of interesting decor, but I find myself most drawn to the life-size cutout of a naughty maid dipping a finger into the jam pot.
••• Cottage Health opened an urgent-care facility at 3885 State Street (between La Cumbre Plaza and Target).
••• No one correctly guessed last week’s Where in Santa Barbara…?, so here’s the answer: it’s at the Hotel Santa Barbara’s parking entrance on W. Cota Street between State Street and Fig Avenue.
••• More Santa Barbara Bowl concerts were announced: the Music Academy of the West’s 75th Anniversary Community Concert (June 25); Alison Krauss and Robert Plant (August 17); Iration and Atmosphere (August 25).
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